City of Jacksonville

Members of the Jacksonville City Council will decide Tuesday if a house can be built on a 5,000-square-foot lot in the Lake Jacksonville concession area.

According to the February regular meeting agenda, a family has approached the council for permission to build a new house on land in order to prevent flooding.

The topic is just one of the subjects to be considered by the council during a 6 p.m. Tuesday meeting at Jacksonville City Hall, 315 S. Ragsdale St.

The council will also recognize the Jacksonville ISD student ambassadors, Polywize as the “Employer of the Month,” Brian Gay as the “Employee of the Month” and “Appreciation for Citizen Volunteer” Helen Keller.

The consent agenda consists of the approval of minutes for the regular council meeting on Jan. 14, planning workshops on Jan. 17 and 18, and an agenda workshop on Feb. 6. The council will also consider a street closure for Commerce and Austin streets from west of the Norman Activity Center parking lot and from Wilson Street to U.S. Highway 79 for the 5K Taco Trot and Walk For Life.

Other items on the regular agenda include:

Possible action agreements with youth leagues for the Baseball Association and Soccer Association;

Accepting a bid for a 99-year lease for Lot 10 in the Summit Subdivision of Lake Jacksonville;

Accepting a bid for a 99-year lease for Lot 11 in the Summit Subdivision of Lake Jacksonville;

Consider approving the sale of city properties for the expansion of Hwy. 175; and

Consider action on a lease extension at 2050 N. Jackson St.

An executive session also is planned during the meeting to consult with attorneys, deliberate about real property and discuss economic development negotiations.

Any action to be taken from executive session will be taken once the council reconvenes in open session.

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